Michael D. Ford bio


Michael D. Ford

Michael D. Ford, M.S.I.S.E., CFPIM, CSCP, CLTD, CQA, CRE, CQE, ACPF, CPSM, CSSGB is Principal of TQM Works Consulting, for which he is widely recognized as a premier provider of corporate training across a wide array of subjects. He provides innovative solutions based on 30 years of experience in retail, distribution, manufacturing, and consulting. His work history includes software implementation, business planning, inventory management, distribution planning and education / corporate education. This includes a broad range of experience from ETO (Engineer to Order) to MTS (Make to Stock), as well as non-profits, service, and Department of Defense.

Ford has presented at over 380 industry events throughout the U.S., Canada, Japan, Nigeria, S. Africa and Australia, and has provided over 5,800 hours of classroom training. He combines his technical expertise with personal skills, to develop a unique “outside the box” approach to life’s challenges; he is a charismatic speaker, who specializes in delivering training that is “edu-taining,” and as a result averages 4.5/5.0 on evaluations.

Ford is a 2016 graduate of Binghamton University, earning a M.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering. He continues to pursue “lifelong learning for lifetime success” and has participated in over 200 professional development activities beyond his formal educationand has additionally acquired 9 internationally recognized professional certifications. He has also served on the review team for APICS CPIM courseware updates, and as an SME for the APICS Principles courseware updates.